Welcome to Tomlinson's Cafe & Bunkhouses website.We are the perfect base to explore Northumberland’s great outdoors whether you are a cyclist, walker, climber or just want to enjoy the spectacular scenery. Located in an historic former schoolhouse in the rural town of Rothbury overlooking the River Coquet, Tomlinson’s is a one-stop shop for low-cost, bunkhouse accommodation, a wholesome meal and activity base. Inside you’ll find quirky original features mixed with contemporary, bright interiors which echo the colours of the surrounding countryside. Big windows give big views overlooking the river and countryside. Just metres from the start of a string of cycle tracks and public footpaths, Tomlinson’s is your ideal springboard to delve deep into the beautiful Northumberland National Park and discover the many other attractions of England’s most northerly county.Bring your bike, we’ve plenty of secure storage space, or hire one of ours. And if you’re looking for an introduction to the area or are new to cycling, we even provide guided rides with experienced leaders to give you a taste of rural Northumberland at its best.

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We are open everyday of the year apart from christmas day at the following hours;

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday - 9:00am until 5:30pm

Thursday, Friday, Saturday - 9:00am until 10:00pm

On Thursdays Fridays and Saturdays we replace our daytime menu with our evening menu at 5:30pm. Last food orders are at 8:30pm. We are licensed to sell alcohol and have a wide range alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. 


Here at Tomlinson's we have been awarded WINNER of the Certificate of Excellence 2013